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Voice and Message Banking

Kim Winter, MA, CCC-SLP

October 27, 2016

What is the difference between voice banking and message banking?   Read More


Speech-Language Pathology and Mental Health

Sarah Aielli, MS, CCC-SLP, Mallory Wallace, MS, CCC-SLP

October 10, 2016

Why should SLPs be involved in mental health?   Read More


Temporal Lobe Epilepsy and Cognition

Rima Abou-Khalil, PhD, CCC-SLP

September 30, 2016

How does temporal lobe epilepsy impact cognition?   Read More

Ensuring Patients and Families Understand Medical Instructions

Michelle Tristani, MS, CCC-SLP

September 23, 2016

How can I help ensure a patient and his or her family understand medical instructions?   Read More


Reducing Medical Errors

Michelle Tristani, MS, CCC-SLP

September 15, 2016

What are some recommendations to reduce medical errors?   Read More


Informed Consent

Tammy Wigginton, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

September 9, 2016

What are the main components of informed consent?   Read More


Predictors of Aspiration

Debra Suiter, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

August 29, 2016

What are some predictors of aspiration?   Read More


Benefits and Risks of PEG Tubes

Tammy Wigginton, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

August 22, 2016

What are some potential benefits and risks of PEG tube use?   Read More


Auditory Processing Disorder Referral Criteria

Martha Coen-Cummings, PhD, CCC-SLP

August 16, 2016

What is the typical referral criteria for a child suspected of having an auditory processing disorder?   Read More

Sensitivity versus Specificity

Lissa Power-deFur, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, ASHA Fellow

August 8, 2016

What is the difference between sensitivity and specificity, and why is it important?   Read More


Reporting Abuse or Neglect

Angela Sterling-Orth, MS, CCC-SLP

July 29, 2016

What should I do if I suspect abuse but my employer discourages me from reporting, because they do not want to deal with legal issues?   Read More


Eligibility for Special Education

Lissa Power-deFur, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, ASHA Fellow

July 25, 2016

Who makes the decisions about a child’s eligibility for special education and related services?   Read More


Transitioning a Child to Oral Feedings

Jennifer Dahms, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

July 18, 2016

What factors need to be considered when transitioning a child from tube feeding to oral feedings?   Read More

Conflict Management Tips for Supervisors

Kerri Phillips, SLP.D, CCC-SLP

June 6, 2016

What can supervisors do to manage conflict more effectively?   Read More

Service Delivery Models for Clients with Cognitive-Communication Disorders

Amber B. Heape, ClinScD, CCC-SLP, CDP

May 18, 2016

What service delivery models are typically used with clients with cognitive-communication disorders?   Read More


Hospice and Palliative Care

Michelle Tristani, MS, CCC-SLP

May 9, 2016

What is the distinction between hospice and palliative care?   Read More

Billing for One Evaluation

Renee Kinder, MS, CCC-SLP, RAC-CT

May 2, 2016

Why are there different evaluations for cognitive, versus voice, versus dysphagia, etc.? I have been told that I can just bill for one, and the others need to be stuck under treatment.   Read More


Sleep Hygiene and ADHD

Lauren Radtke-Rounds, PhD

April 25, 2016

"What is sleep hygiene and how does that help ADHD?"   Read More


Diagnosing Dementia

Amber B. Heape, ClinScD, CCC-SLP, CDP

April 18, 2016

Can SLPs diagnose dementia? What should I do if I see signs and there is no diagnosis?   Read More

When to Re-evaluate a Patient in a SNF

Renee Kinder, MS, CCC-SLP, RAC-CT

April 11, 2016

What does it mean to “re-evaluate as needed” in terms of providing services to patients in skilled nursing facilities?   Read More


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